Your whole day could be made or broken over one important thing: Breakfast. There’s a reason it’s the most important meal, but what should you actually eat?
Below is a good list of some foods you should and should not eat on an empty stomach:
Studies show that eating eggs for breakfast reduces total daily calorie intake. Feel free to boil or fry them.
Oatmeal will form a protective coating on the stomach thus protecting stomach walls from hydrochloric acid.
Watermelons are full of water and lycopene which supports heart and eye health.
Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet; they are low in calories, but they improve memory, improve blood pressure and circulation and improve metabolism. Their benefits are augmented when consumed for breakfast!
You can put them on oatmeal, eat them in a fruit salad, or just pick at them on your own.
Eat Cornmeal Porridge
Cornmeal porridge removes toxins and heavy metals from your system. It normalizes intestinal microflora and keeps you feeling full and satisfied for a long time.
Forget coffee – get this golden gloopy goodness inside you on a morning, then you’ll experience a wakeup call. It awakens the brain meaning you will be more focused throughout the day. It also increases serotonin levels which is responsible for happiness!
Buckwheat is high in minerals and vitamins, especially iron, and it boosts metabolism. It is also rich in protein so it effectively boosts your energy levels.
Eat pH levels restored. Digestion improved. That’s the benefits of eating a few nuts with your breakfast on a morning. Make sure they’re unsalted!
Don’t Eat Citrus Fruits
Although this may not apply to everyone, citrus fruits such as grapefruits and oranges can irritate an already inflamed lower esophagus and may need to be limited or avoided, especially when having them on an empty stomach.
Don’t Eat Spicy Food
Generally, spicy foods are beneficial for health, but if consumed in the morning, they can irritate the whole digestive system and lead to heartburn and damage to the gastric mucosa.
Don’t Eat Banana
If you eat bananas on a completely empty stomach for breakfast, you will boost the magnesium levels in your blood, and thus lead to heart issues. So bananas aren’t the best standalone breakfast choice and we recommend you to take it along with nuts, blueberries, or honey.
Don’t eat carbonated drinks
Drinking carbonated drinks on empty stomach can reduce supply of blood in the stomach and damage mucous membranes.
Don’t Eat Green Veggies
Green vegetables are not the best choice for breakfast as well, as they are abundant in amino acids which cause heartburn and flatulence. Moreover, they can also irritate the stomach and lead to abdominal pain.
Don’t Eat Tomatoes
Put the big tom in the same breadbasket as green veggies – these guys irritate.
Don’t Eat Pear
What? A pear? Yes. These oddly shaped fruits contain crude fiber which can damage the mucous membrane and also an unpleasant feeling for the rest of your day.